The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • UMass Amherst is a Public and Boston College is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Boston College has more expensive tuition & fees ($60,202) than UMass Amherst ($36,427).
  • It is harder to admit to Boston College than UMass Amherst.
  • Boston College has a higher submitted SAT score (1,290) than UMass Amherst (1,290).
  • Boston College has higher submitted ACT score (29) than UMass Amherst (29).
  • UMass Amherst has more students with 30,593 students while Boston College has 14,720 students.
  • UMass Amherst has more full-time faculties with 1,417 faculties while Boston College has 860 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Boston College.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UMass AmherstBoston College
UMass Amherstvs.Boston College
Amherst, MassachusettsLocationChestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$16,439
Out-Of-State$36,427
Tuition & Fees$60,202
73% ($9,757)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)45% ($39,582)
$9,757Average Amount of Financial Aid$39,582
57.58 %Acceptance Rates32.41 %
19.63 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)26.15 %
1,290SAT Score1,420
29ACT Score33
82 %Graduation Rate94 %
13 %Transfer-out Rate4 %
91 %Retention Rate95 %
30,593Student Population14,720
1,417Number of Faculties860
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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